What does it look like when an extroverted mother tries to raise an introverted child? For me, not so pretty at first. I’m still learning and adjusting my own behavior, but I’d like to share with you five tips that I think every extroverted mother should know when raising an introverted child.
I can’t help but wonder what I am communicating when my family leaves the house. You see, my children dress themselves. Partly because that is one less thing I have to do for them, but mostly because they insist upon it. I have chosen not to fight that battle.
Farnoosh Shahrokhshahi's reaction to the passing grade his son, Aria, earned in math put them both on the Today Show. After seeing this father’s reaction (and the effect it had on his son), Allyson realized again how important it is to understand there are varying definitions of “success”, and to celebrate those successes like crazy....
It was hard to believe this morning as I was racing to the high school with my oldest daughter and giving her a “talking to” about getting in bed earlier so she wouldn’t miss her bus in the mornings that this time last week we were having the time of our lives together on a...
A few months ago, I took my children to an amazing concert and watched children perform amazing feats with their instruments. It was breathtaking to see these small people execute extremely difficult music. Then I wondered, do I have a gifted musician in my family?
This will help small children realize that feelings are caused by what has happened -- and that it is okay to feel things and okay to tell others honestly how we feel.
With as many times as we mess up in a day, sometimes it’s hard to believe we can be super. But as we dig a little deeper, we find the superpowers of motherhood that can conquer the world...or at least save the day.
The other day, I decided to abandon all plans of “productivity” and let the winds of motherhood carry me where they may. I’m all for spontaneous tickle fights, staying in pajamas until noon and enjoying unhurried conversations, but on this particular day, the “winds” of motherhood turned into a hurricane, and I felt like Gilligan’s little...
In the midst of all the conflicting advice out there about what the best mothering practices are, it's so easy to constantly second-guess ourselves. Includes a tongue-in-cheek chart that will help you see how silly some of our worries really are.
A new mother is born right along with that first baby, and figuring out how to mesh your original self with your new self can be a tough and exhilarating journey. That's where The Power of Individuality comes in. During April, we'll focus on its relationship to motherhood.
In the quest to be better, sometimes women get sidetracked with the quest to be perfect. Author, Allyson Reynolds, defines what the "perfect mother" really looks like.